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How to Create a Garden Inspired Valentine’s Day Tablescape

Are you looking for some Valentine’s Day inspiration and ideas for a pretty tablescape? Follow along as I show you how I created a garden-inspired Valentine’s Day tablescape using the most beautiful fresh-cut blooms.

If you’re not big on crowds, Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to spend the night at home. Making dinner together, and enjoying each other’s company in the privacy of your own home can be even more fun than going out to dinner in a crowded restaurant.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

I’ve created a garden-inspired Valentine’s Day-themed tablescape this year. This can work for a romantic dinner, a Valentine’s Day party, or Valentine’s dinner with close friends.

If I think back to the last time my husband and I went out to dinner on this romantic holiday, it was 13 years ago. It was our first Valentine’s Day together.

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garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers

Garden-Inspired Valentine’s Day Centerpiece

My Valentine’s Day table centerpiece almost always includes a flower arrangement. I use a color scheme of red, pink, and white.

In the past, I’ve usually used grocery store flowers like roses or tulips for my Valentine’s Day tablescapes.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers

For this floral centerpiece, I decided to go all out and pick flowers from the local florist as well as the grocery store. Here are the beautiful blooms that I chose.

  • Red and lavender roses
  • White, red, and pink tulips
  • White, pink, and purple stock
  • Eucalyptus
garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers

Here’s a tip for you. Always ask the florist if they will charge you for a floral arrangement rather than charging by stem. It saved me about $30!

tulips in mason jars

Mason jars with tulips were also added to my Valentine’s Day tablescape for more garden inspiration.

Another easy way to create a floral arrangement for Valentine’s Day is to use faux flowers. They look so realistic these days.

garden inspired Valentine's Day table setting

The Valentine’s Day Table Setting

Confession time… I don’t love the color red. I’m not sure why. But it’s hard to imagine a Valentine’s Day table without it, am I right?

Adding different shades of pink to the floral centerpiece makes me happier. But I did use red and white for the place settings on my dining room table.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

The white plates, wicker chargers, and red napkins shown here are from HomeGoods. The gold flatware and table runner are from Target.

white chocolate covered strawberry in bowl

Nothing says Valentine’s Day like chocolate strawberries. This faux option is perfect for any romantic Valentine’s Day table setting.

And the great thing is you can use these over and over again.

 Valentine's Day table setting

Here’s another view of this beautiful table setting.



garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

Pretty red glasses add a pop of color to the table. These were bought at a local home decor store but some red vintage glassware would look amazing here as well.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape with vase of flowers


pink cupcakes on a white cake stand

Add Sweet Treats to Your Valentine’s Table

Adding baked goods like the mini cupcakes shown on this white cake stand is the sweetest touch.

I tell myself every year that I will make homemade cupcakes for the following year. Somehow it never happens and I buy them from the store.


baked goods on Valentine's Day table

We try not to have too many sweets in the house, but Valentine’s Day is an exception. Adding a tiered tray is another beautiful and easy way to display your Valentine goodies.

garden inspired Valentine's Day tablescape

Some of the things I’m already thinking of for next year’s Valentine’s Day tablescape are adding rose petals to the table and making a beautiful Valentine’s Day charcuterie board.

I hope you’ve gotten a few ideas to take with you for creating a garden-inspired Valentine’s Day tablescape of your own.

Whether it’s Valentine’s Day with a loved one or Galentine’s Day with girlfriends, I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Until next time,

Happy Valentine’s Day!


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Be sure to visit my friend Ann of Dabbling and Decorating where she shares her Simple Thrifty Valentine’s Day Celebration.

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  1. Sending all positive & healing thoughts to you during your Feb surgery.
    I look forward to all your wonderful pictures & blogs. You make my day! Again, thx for all you do♥️

  2. I love your beautiful Valentine’s table! That stemware is gorgeous. Did I mention that spectacular floral arrangement, too?! ❤️

  3. Kim –
    What a beautiful table!
    Thank you for the tip with the florist. The next time I need a lot of blooms I’ll be sure to ask what kind of deal the florist would accommodate.

  4. Gorgeous table, Kim. I pinned everything. Your flowers are amazing and I’m going to try something similar … but mine won’t come close to this perfection. Sigh. My husband and I celebrate Valentine’s Day with dinner at home too. At least when he’s not traveling. Let the young and newly in love have the sought after reservations! xo

    1. Hi Juliet. I hear you about your husband traveling. Mine does too and he will be gone this year. We’ll just have to celebrate another time. Thank you so much for the really sweet words and I appreciate you pinning my pics. Hugs to you.

    1. Thank you so much, Cindy. I am usually not a fan of the color red either but I am trying things that are not in my comfort zone. Hugs my friend.

  5. That wicker vase is beautiful, do you have any information on it? The whole table is just so pretty!

  6. Kim, your Valentine table setting is gorgeous … plus that view. No restaurant could offer such ambiance … pandemic or no. Your wicker vase and woven placemats work so well with pink and red. I hope you and your husband enjoy a lovely Valentine’s Day! xo

  7. Kim, This is the most beautiful post!! I just went back an looked at all your photos again. I have a huge crush on that wicker vase…you’re lucky you live on the other side of the country from me or I might just drop in for a visit and leave with it under my sweater!!!

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